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"Second Runway" fashion show to raise money for Goodwill programs

By Melissa Gaona, mgaona@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jul 23 2013 05:14:10 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 23 2013 05:50:26 PM EDT

WDBJ7 Mornin's Melissa Gaona joins us live from Roanoke with more on "Second Runway".

ROANOKE, Va. -

Goodwill's annual fundraiser, Second Runway, is the fashion event of the season.

Featuring the high quality low cost fashion available at Goodwill stores and the second chances that our neighbors receive through Goodwill job training and employment programs.

"Second Runway" will happen on Thursday, August 8, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke.

Your ticket includes the fashion show, live music, and the chance to bid on silent auction items donated by local individuals and businesses as well as unique items found in Goodwill stores.

Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.

For tickets call (540) 581-0620 x227 or, click here.

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Upcoming job fairs at the Goodwill Jobs Campus in Roanoke:

Tuesday, July 23, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Freight Car Job Fair; looking for fitters and welders (willing to train welders).

Tuesday, July 30, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Team Nurse Job Fair; looking for CNAs and NAs

Wednesday, August 14, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Beyond Jobs Resource Fair; looking for women who want a job or just a better paying job.

ALL  job fairs will happen at 2502 Melrose Avenue NW, Suite B, Training Room C, Roanoke, VA 24017.

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Career Connections at Goodwill in Madison Heights and Staunton.

Beginning July 1st, Goodwill stores in Staunton and Madison Heights will provide career development and job search services to the public.

On site coordinators will provide assistance with:

Resume and cover letter development

Referral to local job openings

Assistance with job applications

Access to computers, internet, fax machine, and printer

Interviewing tips and mock interviews

Information about careers in demand locally

Referral to job training opportunities and other community resources

Friendly encouragement and support during job search